Hey guys. I've got a 99 1.8T with 130k+ miles on it. My CHECK ENGINE light has been on, steady, for months; mechanic tells me I need a new catalytic converter, and I've just been putting it off.
The other day, though, as I was driving around a curve, my OIL LIGHT beeped and flashed red. I panicked for a few seconds about whether or not I could make it to work like that (I was about a mile away) and after about five seconds, it went out.
I figured maybe I had a low oil situation, so I checked it out later, after it had a good hour to cool down, and there was plenty of oil on the dipstick.
About five days later now, and it started again, only on flat, level roads, again on my way to work. This time it happened about four separate times during my commute, for between about 3 and 15 seconds each time.
I'm pretty broke these days and not looking to either spend money on the car (hence the cat not being replaced) or on expensive repairs. Any thoughts what this could be? I'm pretty nervous, obviously.